About our Kiwanis club

Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area (August, 2018; photo by Jeff Wenzel)

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects

Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.


Club Facts

Club Formation1985
Foundation Support$12,000
Club Membership106
Dixon Key Club20 students
Dixon Middle Builders Club15 students
Surf City Middle Builders Club15 students
Gifts and Grants$27,340
Service Hours Donated Annually4,200+
Project Income$33,200

Club Community Support

  • College Scholarships ($12,000)
  • Boys & Girls Home, Lake Waccamaw – Kiwanis Cottage ($1,200)
  • One-Child-At-A-Time Program ($3,000)
  • Bridge Day Walk (Helping with Mental Health Resources) ($500)
  • Carousel Center (Residential Home for Abused Children) ($500)
  • Dixon High School Key Club ($500)
  • Dixon Middle School Builders Club ($500)
  • Historical Society of Topsail Island ($1,000)
  • Key Leader Weekend Camp ($600)
  • Kiwanis International and District Foundations ($990)
  • Skip-A-Meal (donation to ‘Share-the-Table’ ($1,500)
  • Onslow County C.H.E.W. Backpack Food Program ($1,000)
  • Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk ($500)
  • Pender County Education Partnership Spelling Bee Fundraiser ($500)
  • Pender County M.U.N.C.H. Backpack Food Program ($1,000)
  • Surf City Middle School Builders Club ($500)
  • Surf City Parks & Recreation Summer Camp- Scholarships ($500)
  • Onslow County Parks & Rec. Summer Camp – Scholarships ($500)

Join Us

Our members come from communities on Topsail Island, NC, and the surrounding area. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.


Service Leadership Projects

Surf City Middle School Builders Club
Dixon Middle School Builders Club
Dixon High School Key Club

Community Support Projects

  • Bridge Day Walk for Mental Health Awareness
    • This annual walk raises money to directly help local community and individuals by supporting and educating the community on mental health awareness.
  • Disaster Relief
    • This effort started after Hurricane Florence ravaged our community in September, 2018 and will continue for future disasters. Cathi Litcher, chair, Daniel Belvins, Bill Horstmann, Larry Earle, and Kevn Eitel all had a hand in volunteering and coordinating our Club’s effort.
  • Pender County Education Partnership
    • Spelling Bee fundraiser is an annual event supported by the Club and led by Dave Stipe to raise funds for Mini-Grants for teachers in the Pender County Education System.
  • Elementary School Reading Program
    • This program organized by Les King is for volunteers to read with an elementary school student at Topsail, Surf City of Dixon elementary schools. You must complete the Kiwanis background prior to participation.

What-We-Do


Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Simply contact us with your questions and apply for Kiwanis club membership here.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!

What is Kiwanis?

Here is a short video that explains what Kiwanis is.

Interested in learning more? Please contact us or apply to join our Kiwanis club

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